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Our Top Recipes for Summer Get-Togethers

Yeah, the summer season is in full swing! Warm temperatures, lazy days, lots of outside time and the gang is all together for some good food. Here at GPL, our recipes are easy to do without a lot of fuss. Enjoy utilizing all the fresh produce that the summer season has to offer; after all, what’s not to love about a backyard BBQ with your family and friends?! Next time you are planning a get-together, think about trying one of our favorite summer recipes, from the GPL archives!

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Why Our Hearts Melt for Our Grandchildren

10 reasons among many!

There’s a special bond between grandparents and grandkids. It’s a relationship based on love, appreciation, fun and pure joy. Becoming a grandparent is one of the most special moments in a person’s life, mainly because of the strength of this bond. It’s really a game changer. And boy oh boy were we not prepared for the amount of times that we would feel our hearts melting from overwhelming love!

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How to Best Enjoy Your Summer with the Grandkids

The summer can provide special time and get- togethers with our grandchildren of any age. The weather usually allows for outdoor fun (hopefully!). With school out of session and schedules that may not be so complicated, there’s more opportunity. Thankfully this season has so many options. Here are some suggestions for places to visit and things to do that will help any grandparent make the most of any summertime spent with their grandkids.

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The Grand Dilemma….

Remember, we told you that grandparenting is not a competition with the other grandparents.
How do you get along with the “other” grandma or grandfather? Many grandparents have confessed they feel competitive, but don’t worry -it’s normal to feel a little rivalry for our grandchildren’s affection. Knowing it’s shared with another set of grandparents can sometimes feel threatening — especially, if the “other” grandparent lives closer to the grandchildren or appears to have more money to spend on them, or maybe has more privileges because they are the maternal grandparents.

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8 Ways to Keep Peace in the Family

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Of course, as grandparents we are always trying to keep peace in the family, but sometimes some of us need some gentile reminders of how we all want and deserve to be treated. We’ve all had those moments when our son-in-law or daughter-in-law or our own grown children just really make us angry, and we want to blow up. Or how about when a family member canceled plans last minute when you had planned something special and you feel so discouraged. But don’t worry, we’re all human! And sometimes we all need reminders on how to keep that peace! Here at GPL we have touched on this topic many times. No one is an expert here- it’s all about trial and error, and taking notice so that the next situation won’t implode.

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How to Be an Effective In-Law

You know relationships are funny when your own children get married and have their own kids. While hopefully you have productive and positive relationships with them- often times it’s a real hardship when you as the ‘in-laws’ are not perceived or misunderstood. Let’s take a moment here and agree on one fact: your own grown children are experts with your behavior, knowing your habits and conversations and almost every nuance of your being.

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Life in the Zoom Lane—Whoa Nelly, Slow Down!

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it firsthand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you off guard, probably because it’s such a powerful and bizarre concept. You can’t add more time to the clock, but by understanding how this phenomenon works, you can at least try to make life seem like it’s passing by a little slower.

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